Blackthorn is a luxurious retreat for two. Attached to the owner's home, and situated on the edge of Icklesham village, the property lies halfway between the ancient towns of Rye and Hastings. There is a distant view of the sea, and the garden is surrounded by beautiful AONB countryside. The cottage has a private, south facing verandah, and guests are welcome to use the heated, indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tub throughout their stay but exclusively between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm.
“We found Blackthorn to be the perfect holiday haven for couple-friendly relaxation and sighsteeing along the Sussex coast. indeed i'd return happily to write away, or bring family and friends too. It's a beautifully-kept cottage with scenic balcony, jacuzzi and pool access, set in a tranquil landscaped garden surrounded by nature and the great outdoors. Listening to the timeless birdsong in the morning and taking in the stars from the jacuzzi were magical moments, as was simply relaxing with a roaring fire with good wine and scrabble. Local places well worth exploring are charming Winchelsea, picturesque Rye (Lamb house, the Mermaid Inn for Sunday lunch and Webbes Fish bar for an evening supper) and the more vibrant Hastings. We'd love to come back soon and leave where we left off, with more walks and possibly a local wine tasting/tour (we spotted many tempting local wineries whilst out and about!). Thank you Peter and family for having us to stay in your beautiful holiday home. You were the perfect hosts!”
1 bed self contained cottage set in rural mid Wales. Large hot tub available to use at an additional cost of £20 per day for your own use..... please let us know prior to arrival if you would like the tub, as we have to balance chemicals and get it up to temperature ready for you. Full kitchen with everything you could possibly need... pots, pans, steamer, slow cooker etc,sky TV, log burner and central heating. We have beautiful views, some lovely walks and a haven of wildlife on our doorstep.
“Stayed at this beautiful lodge for a weekend to celebrate my partners birthday. Absolutely perfect if wanting to take a step back from day to day life and enjoy a countryside break. The hosts were so helpful from the get go and happy to answer any questions. We were greeted on arrival and Hadyn brought the humour, had us laughing and feeling right at ease from the start. Showed us around and reassured us that we could approach them at any point during our stay. The lodge was warm and they had a candle lit when we arrived so it instantly just felt so cosy. The hot tub was just as described and had been pre heated for when we got there. Everything you need is provided so we didn’t find ourselves worrying at any point. Huge thank you to Jude and Hadyn, would highly recommend!x”
Whether you want to relax in the hot tub with a glass of wine, cwtch up (Welsh for cuddle up) with a good book, explore the spectacular mountain scenery, walk the coastal path or enjoy wildlife and nature at its best, our cottage is the ideal, cosy, peaceful place to escape to and breathe. Located near the beautiful Georgian town of Aberaeron, market town Tregaron, and university towns of Lampeter, and Aberystwyth, and with a great pub within easy walking distance, you will go home recharged.
“Carolyn’s Place is the perfect retreat for those that want peace, tranquility and the option to go out and explore. I booked a short stay for my fiancé as a Christmas present, and I loved that we could take our dog with us! The cottage itself has everything you’d need, it’s a real home from home. I loved sitting with the curtains open at night and looking at the beautiful clear sky! Carolyn is such an amazing host. She showed us around the cottage, but we were left to relax in our own company, knowing that help was on hand if required! I loved the little touches, like welsh cakes on arrival and even some dog biscuits for our furry baby Gwen. I would 100% book again, as there are so many beautiful beaches and walks to explore, followed by relaxing in the hot tub! Thanks for such a wonderful stay :)”